Climate smart or regenerative agriculture?
This policy brief examines the divide between two soil regeneration strategies, delving into issues of land grabs, greenwashing, and conflicts over access to funding.
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New York Times
quotes Timothy A. Wise on NAFTA's link to obesity in Mexico.
December 11, 2017
Mariana Mazzucato and Branko Milanovic to received the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought on April 17. Learn about the 2018 winners.
New from GDAE
Bioenergy Policy Briefs
William R. Moomaw, February & March 2018
Unmet Needs and Unused Capacities: Time Banking as a Solution
Neva Goodwin and Edgar Cahn, February 2018
Dr. Goodwin's article
in Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies
examines the social invention of TimeBank programs, a solution to compensate human activities that are ignored by the market economy.
See Dr. Goodwin's related work
on guaranteed basic income
- Puerto Rico, Climatic Extremes, and the Economics of Resilience
Ramón Bueno, Dec 2017
This climate policy brief examines collapse of Puerto Rico's electricity system and lasting economic disruption of Hurricane Maria. Read brief in English
- WTO and Food Security
Timothy A. Wise, Dec 2017
Read about the U.S. Farm Bill and the WTO negotiations in Buenos Aires on Common Dreams
. On FoodTank, Wise details India's controversial public stockholding program (part 1
) and the effectiveness of the program (part 2
), and co-authors a piece
on agricultural dumping.
See Wise's other recent articles
COP23 Confronts New Urgency
Anne-Marie Codur and Jonathan M. Harris, Nov 2017
- Outsourcing the Public Economy
- Macroeconomics in Context: A European Perspective
Dr. Sebastian Dullien, et. al., Aug 2017
This addition to the bestselling "In Context" series includes a specific focus on European data, institutions and historical events. Learn more and request instructor resources here
- Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach
Dr. Jonathan M. Harris and Dr. Brian Roach, Aug 2017
This text introduces students to the expanding fields of environmental and ecological economics.
See new supplements
on "Decarbonizing the Global Economy" and
"Scientists’ Warning on Global Ecosystems." Request instructor resources here
The Economics of Global Climate Change
Jonathan M. Harris, Brian Roach, and Anne-Marie Codur
(also available in French
) covers valuation of environmental damages, carbon taxes, and tradable permits. It includes the latest science and policy developments, including IPCC reports, the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and carbon storage in soils and forests.
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